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Awareness of Female Scientists Is So Bad That 12% Of People Asked To Name One Picked a Dude Instead

Isambard Kingdon Brunel. 19th century mechanical and civil engineer. Pioneer of public transportation. British. And the name that 12% of people gave when asked to name a famous female scientist, despite the fact that he’s a dude.

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Things We Saw Today: Han Solo and Batman Riding Atop Swift Wind

We’ll allow it. (via Nerd Approved)

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Things We Saw Today: That Time Madonna Dressed Up As Daenerys Targaryen

Just look at those shoulder dragons. (via Digital Spy & Instagram)

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Shut Down Everything: Somebody Filmed Their Daughter Reacting to Cosmos

Two-and-a-half year old Delilah loves Cosmos, and she’s pretty darn good at planets too. Don’t worry, Delilah, in reality, the objects in the asteroid belt are really quite far apart, Neil’s gonna get out of there just fine. All the better for next week’s episode.

Previously in Cosmos

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Facebook Page “I F-ing Love Science” Is Getting A TV Series, With Craig Ferguson Producing

Here at The Mary Sue, we fucking love science. We love smart ladies doing cool things, too. Therefore, we take it as rather exciting news that the enormously popular I Fucking Love Science Facebook page is evolving into a brand spanking new TV show. The series has been greenlit by the Science Channel, and CBS’ Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson will be taking the helm as executive producer. Elise Andrew, the one-woman team behind the Facebook page, is coming aboard as consulting producer.

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Things We Saw Today: Do You Like Harry Potter? Memes? Wearing Shirts?

Yes, Slitidoge, (not Slytherdoge?) Ravendoge, and Huffledoge are all available on Etsy user DarkHero’s shop. (Geeks Are Sexy)

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Things We Saw Today: Pixelated Hermione Punching Pixelated Draco

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This Commercial About a Girl And Her Scientist Mom Will Make Your Heart Grow Three Sizes

ThinkProgress contrasts GE’s Super Bowl ad with Volkswagon’s offering, in which there are a whole slew of car genius engineers, a whopping zero of which are women. (There is a lady scientist, but her sole purpose is so the ad can have an “accidental groping on the elevator” joke, because LOL women are so touchy about the threat of sexual harassment!) I don’t recommend watching that one, but if you want to, it’s behind the jump. Instead I’d watch GE’s ad, in which a girl waxes rhapsodic about all the things her scientist mom makes, a second time.

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Kari Byron, On the Importance of Representation in Science

Kari Byron spoke to Mother Jones recently on what it’s like being the Chick on Mythbusters, what her inner twelve year old would think about what she’s doing now, and how babies and science are totally compatible. You just might have to ask your doctor a lot of unexpected questions.

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Things We Saw Today: Star Wars Triptych Poster Set

These fantastic Star Wars posters are for sale ONLY this weekend – sale ends at midnight tomorrow.  Buy, buy like the wind! (via Collider)

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